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13
Apr

There’s nothing quite like a luxury river cruise, and once you’ve sampled this refined form of travel you’ll never settle for anything less. Holidaying on the world’s rivers brings boundless discovery no matter what type of traveller you are, and a huge variety of inclusive excursions means you’re always in control of the tempo of your trip.

28
Feb

From the Valdai Hills to the Caspian Sea, the great Volga weaves through the heart of central Russia, connecting powerful cities like St Petersburg and Moscow with the vast and remote landscapes of the Russian west. The river has had a profound influence on Russia’s culture, customs, traditions and folklore, and is often referred to as Volga-Matushka or Mother Volga – thanks to its life-giving properties

04
Dec

Organising group travel can be complicated and stressful, especially if you’re planning on visiting multiple destinations. A European river cruise is a great choice for such a trip, and at Emerald Waterways, we’ve made it our mission to make travelling in a group as simple and affordable as possible.

14
Nov

Here, we look at 10 reasons why Lyon remains the culinary capital of the world some 80 years since Curnonsky’s ringing endorsement – from its heartening bouchons and inspired specialities, to its legacy of churning out history’s finest chefs and gastronomes.

12
Sep

Creating an award-winning collection of river cruises which enrich and inspire takes time, dedication, and expertise. That’s why, over the past four years, we’ve devoted ourselves to finding the best people to help make our unforgettable river cruise experiences a reality.

From the expert Journey Planners who handcraft each of our stimulating itineraries; the dedicated service personnel who work tirelessly to provide for our guests, on and off the ship; and the booking operatives responsible for helping to plan your perfect holiday – Emerald Waterways has a talented team of individuals, solely dedicated to providing exceptional experiences for our guests. 

05
Sep

A good tipple is even better when it’s accompanied by the requisite toasting. Across the world, the traditions of countries and cultures are an indication of personality and temperament – join us as we showcase five far-flung libations (along with their traditional methods of drinking) that you can sample during some of Emerald’s finest itineraries. 

05
Sep

A vibrant clash of the old and the new, Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam is typified by traditional market stalls, French Colonial architecture and modern skyscrapers sitting peacefully side by side. A treat for all the senses, life in Ho Chi Minh City never sits still – with locals dashing about on put-putting motorcycles, street vendors selling delicious wares and the bright lights of amazing retail stores pulling you in. One of South-East Asia’s finest centres of culinary excellence, Ho Chi Minh City satisfies every palate, appetite and budget. 

07
Aug

In the four years since Emerald Waterways first launched, we have built up a team of amazing travel industry experts who are passionate about helping you enjoy the finest river cruise experiences. From the on-board crew, ready to provide luxurious passage on many of the world’s most beautiful rivers, to the product team who dream up the amazing excursions and experiences along the way – every member of the Emerald Waterways team has the same goal, creating amazing river cruises. Today, we’re chatting to Marketing Executive, Darren Birch, in a bid to discover what he gets up to at Emerald Waterways HQ, and what he loves about working in our fun and dynamic team.  

03
Jul

Giving guests even more opportunities to enjoy unique experiences through the most beautiful regions of Europe, Emerald Waterways are proud to announce that 17 new EmeraldACTIVE excursions will be added to our itineraries from 2018. Let us take you through what will be on offer.

22
Jun

On 16 June in Porto, Portugal, Emerald Waterways celebrated the christening of our new Star-Ship, Emerald Radiance, with Gill Williams taking the honours as the ship’s Godmother. Read more about the ceremony, and the ship, below.

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